Every year, thousands of Americans are waiting for the glorious time of year that brings warm weather, sandy beaches, and relaxation. Students and parents across the nation are constantly looking forward to this time of the year known as Summer break! Some families plan exotic vacations to different parts of the world, while others simply walk out on their front porch to step onto sandy beaches. One thing that can interfere with these plans is a lung disease known as Asthma. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention states that roughly 25 million Americans suffer from this disease. Express Medical Supplies wants to help you and your family by providing information that can help prevent Asthma symptoms so that you may enjoy a much needed vacation.
The Basics on Asthma
The National Center for Biotechnology Information(NCBI) defines Asthma as an inflammatory disorder of the airways that causes attacks of wheezing, shortness of breath, chest tightness, and coughing. As stated above, roughly 25 million Americans suffer from this disease. Asthma attacks can be triggered by many factors. These factors include:
- Enviromental- Allergens in the air such as pollen, dust, or mold
- Weather- Changes in the temperature/ humidity. Both hot and cold weather can trigger attacks
- Resapiratory infections- Common colds, sinuses, and the flu
- Odors- Strong fragrances like perfume, cologne, and cleaning solutions
- Exercise- Causes your airways to tighten and produce excess mucus
- Car pollution
- Tobacco smoke
Asthma patients must be aware of all of these risk factors so that they won’t fall victim to an Asthma attack. During one of these attacks, airways tighten up and mucus begins to clog the airways. This causes a patient’s chest to tighten making them suffer from shortness of breath, caughing, and/or wheezing. Unfortunately, there is no cure for Asthma. Patients can only control symptoms by avoiding triggers, taking long-term medication, and using inhalers for quick relief.
Express Medical Supplies is happy to offer a full line of supplies to help you control your Asthma symptoms this Summer. Visit us online today or if you prefer to order over the phone, you can reach one of our friendly customer sales agents at 888-886-6337.